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Samantha Punch
Samantha Punch
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Member Since
Sept. 17, 2015
Last Seen
9 hours ago
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Bridge Player
about me

Professor of Sociology and Dean of Graduate Studies at Stirling University, UK. Currently undertaking two long-term bridge-related research projects: the 'Sociology of Bridge' exploring partnership interactions and team dynamics of the game including gendered inequalities; and 'Bridge and Dementia', including a survey on the social benefits of playing bridge.

I play bridge for Scotland - in the women's team since 2008 (semi-finalist World Bridge Games 2016; 6 UK Lady Milne wins) and in the open Camrose team (2013, 2016, 2017, 2018).

United Kingdom

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Bridge Accomplishments
Winning Transnational Commonwealth Teams in Glasgow 2014; 6 wins UK Lady Milne Home Internationals; Semi-finalist World Bridge Games 2016 in Wroclaw.
Regular Bridge Partners
Paula Leslie, Stephen Peterkin, Tim Rees
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PhD Funding for the Sociology of Bridge
Thanks all. Will post advert soon, and do please help to advertise it, ideally to social science Masters departments. Exciting opportunity...
Results of Survey on Wellbeing and Bridge
Reliability: the questions measuring wellbeing and associated factors were drawn from the English Longitudinal Study of Aging (ELSA), a large scale, high quality survey. Therefore we are confident that the responses to these questions in our survey are reliable i.e. measure the same thing, in the same way, every ...
Results of Survey on Wellbeing and Bridge
Very helpful thanks.
Results of Survey on Wellbeing and Bridge
Do you know of any references for this? We're trying to build up a general literature review on related material in similar fields such as chess, scrabble, poker, so any suggestions much appreciated. We're waiting to hear the outcome of a funding application to research the benefits of ...
Results of Survey on Wellbeing and Bridge
Thank you for your observant comments. Diarmuid who did the quantitative analysis has replied but his figure and table won't paste here so I hope the below makes sense. Figures 2 & 3 Yes, the width of individual bars was decided by the statistical software: width=1.7894737 and width ...
Results of Survey on Wellbeing and Bridge
Equivalent individuals were compared by controlling for demographic and social factors.
PASKE Wins Mixed BAM
Congrats - great win!
Why are men more successful at bridge than women?
I’m trying not to get involved in the detail of the discussions as the point of this research is to explore others’ views. I admit I used the somewhat provocative title to try to encourage a few more people to respond to the questions. Many people have indicated that ...
Research on Sexism and Bridge: Have your Say
Looking forward to hearing your views on it and the other questions.
Research on Sexism and Bridge: Have your Say
Still time to respond if you haven't yet got round to it. Would be much appreciated. Either post here, private message me or send to the email: An additional question to include at the start is: 0) At the top level, why are men more ...

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